I’m still working my way through my box of new Stampin’ Up! goodies. What I tend to do initially is make one project with each product. Then as I’m working I find myself thinking of other projects I could make with it. I keep a piece of paper beside me and write these ideas down. Then I keep the paper inside the stamp case as a reminder the next time I want to make a project. This was most certainly the case with the new Campology Stamp Set. But to begin I decided to create a masculine / gender neutral bookmark.
BASIC BOOKMARK UPDATED
As I was planning to create a simple scene with the Campology Stamp Set I decided on Thick Very Vanilla Card for the bookmark base and as usual I cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of card.
Today however I wanted to give a new punch a try. This one is called Fancy Tag Topper Punch and it might become my new favourite.
After punching one end of the card I then decided to add the background colour. Using a piece of Stampin’ Sponge I lightly added some Seaside Spray ink over the whole piece. With that done it was time to ink up some stamps.
Campology, as you might expect, does have some camping images. But that’s not what drew me in to this stamp set. It was the large stand of trees that I really wanted.
Using Mossy Meadow ink I stamped the trees at the bottom of the bookmark. I had to be a little selective as the image is actually wider than 2″. Once I stamped the image I thought the tree trunks needed a little colour. So I used the writing tip of a Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker (from the Neutrals collection) to colour them in.
Then I chose the “explore” sentiment from the Campology Stamp Set. I stamped it onto the bookmark using VersaMark Ink, then sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. After tapping off the excess and removing a few stray specks, I melted the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
All that I had left to do was add the Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon.
I’m always looking for new ways to add ribbon to my gift tags and bookmarks and today I succeeded. I threaded the ribbon through the slot and then tied it as if it was a man’s tie! Oh my goodness I love how it turned out. The knot is neat, and I could slide it up as close to the slot as I wanted. Then all I had to do was trim the ends. Why hadn’t I thought of this before??
So with that revelation my first Campology project was complete. And I now have a list of other ideas to work on for the future.